I write a weekly column for the Ottawa Citizen: http://ottawacitizen.com/author/madeline-ashby
Ideas in Flight
Social media strategist, 2013 - 2015
At Ideas in Flight, I wrote copy, manage social media accounts, and help design campaigns for our clients.
Consultant, 2014 - 2014
I develop user stories and scenarios related to the brainwave-sensing wearable device, the Muse!
Consultant, 2010 - 2012
I have contributed multiple "science fiction prototypes" to Intel Labs. Two have been through the Tomorrow Project platform, and one suite of stories is covered by an NDA. All are about upcoming technologies and their social, ethical, and cultural implications.
Strategic Innovation Lab
Communications manager; scenario developer, 2010 - 2011
I was a scenario developer, workshop facilitator, and communications manager for sLab. There I participated in two major projects: the 2020 Media Futures foresight study, and the Economic Futures for Ontario foresight study.
Consultant, 2011 - 2011
For a project related to the ongoing arts and culture program at the Denver International Airport, I worked with Gorbet Design to research prospective uses, experiences, and interactions in DIA's new spaces.
Social media strategist, 2011 - 2012
I helped Stornoway develop ideas related to new business models, and also helped them communicate strategically with prospective funders.
Institute for the Future
Consultant, 2013 - 2013
For the Coming Age of Networked Matter project, I wrote a science fiction prototype about the "hauntedness" of the internet of things.